Rio has to be one of South America's most laid back cities, so if you can stomach the air-miles, the reward is well worth the BVT!
Rio’s gay life is centered around the Ipanema suburb and the neighboring Leblon district where visitors enjoy the city’s concentration of gay venues mixed among major art galleries, universities, theaters and lots of shopping. Rio is 'all about the beach'. A staggering choice of award winning beaches await you, and the breath-taking geography of the area is spell-binding.
Of course it helps that this tropical South American gem boasts one of the world's most open attitudes toward sex and sexuality--including homosexuality--making it a gay destination par excellence.